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Specialization in Narrative Filmmaking (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements MDAS25


The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Narrative Filmmaking. Three (3) courses:
    • MSCH-F 392 Media Genres
    • MSCH-P 331 Introduction to Screenwriting
    • MSCH-P 335 Production as Criticism
    • MSCH-P 351 Advanced Video Field and Post Production
    • MSCH-P 352 Editing for Cinema
    • MSCH-P 360 Motion Picture Production
    • MSCH-P 361 Intermediate Motion Picture Production
    • MSCH-P 362 Cinematography
    • MSCH-P 422 Color Correction & Finishing
    • MSCH-P 431 Feature Film Screenwriting
    • MSCH-P 432 TV Series Writing
    • MSCH-P 436 Advanced Production Workshop (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 440 Directing the Cinematic Story
    • MSCH-P 441 Directing Actors for Cinema
    • MSCH-P 452 Topics in Design and Production (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 455 Topics in Music Scoring for Visual Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 460 Advanced Motion Picture Production
    • MSCH-P 467 Short Film
    • MSCH-P 470 LA Production
    • MSCH-V 470 Issues in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • Three (3) credit hours from the following:
      • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship
      • MSCH-X 474 Journalism Internship
  2. Specialization GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    3. Exceptions to specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.